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Poster: Solo Head Date: May 14, 2011 6:10am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Where do Today's Heads Go

for their fix?

Remembering my introduction to the GD, I am wondering what outlet todays youth, who may have found a home in the GD world, use to heal/feed their souls?

Their out there...but UJB is not.

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Poster: shakeitupnow Date: May 14, 2011 7:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go

They are all going to see DSO.
I was at the DSO show in Boston Thursday night -- it was packed!
It was a very young crowd with the most even girl/guy ratio I have seen in ages.
And the music! Definitely got my fix. Highlight for me: Lazy Lightning > Supplication. Damn it was GOOD.

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: May 14, 2011 1:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go?

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The 38th annual Telluride Bluegrass Festival

Thursday, June 16, 2011
Telluride House Band featuring Sam Bush, Béla Fleck, Jerry Douglas, Edgar Meyer, Bryan Sutton & Stuart Duncan | Sarah McLachlan | Steve Earle & the Dukes (& Duchesses) featuring Allison Moorer | Michael Cleveland & Flamekeeper | Cornmeal | The Head and The Heart | Tim O'Brien & Kevin Burke
Friday, June 17, 2011
Railroad Earth | Béla Fleck & the Flecktones (The Original Line-Up) | Emmylou Harris | Trampled by Turtles | Jerry Douglas featuring Omar Hakim & Viktor Krauss | The Infamous Stringdusters | Chris Thile & Michael Daves | Joe Pug
Saturday, June 18, 2011
Old Crow Medicine Show | Sam Bush Band | The Decemberists | Yonder Mountain String Band | Tim O'Brien Band | Emmitt-Nershi Band | Nora Jane Struthers & the Bootleggers
Sunday, June 19, 2011
Robert Plant & Band of Joy | Mumford & Sons | Punch Brothers | Peter Rowan Bluegrass Band | Abigail Washburn & The Village | Edgar Meyer | Darrell Scott & Friends Father's Day Gospel Hour
All artists are subject to change. Artists are listed in reverse performance order. Telluride Bluegrass Festival passes (including single-day tickets) and camping are now on-sale at shop.bluegrass.com or 800-624-2422.


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Poster: bluedevil Date: May 14, 2011 4:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go?

I go where I've always gone - for good live music. And I've gotten that "communal" vibe at many shows in recent years - chief among them being Wilco (where fans were singing along with new songs before the album had been released); Arcade Fire (gotta see 'em to get it); Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, etc. And no one is trying to sell me bogus drugs or pleading for a miracle.

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Poster: vapors Date: May 14, 2011 6:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go

There were quite a few younger heads mixed in with us old timers at last night’s DSO show in Keene, NH.

11/30/73 - a spectacular jamming Playin’ and the second set was fantastic - Here Comes Sunshine, Eyes were especially well done.

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Poster: Solo Head Date: May 14, 2011 6:48am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go

Are you saying that a tribute band feeds their soul?...where can they find that type of consciousness/sweat/excitment/fear/sound/pleasure that was attainable at a GD show.

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Poster: vapors Date: May 14, 2011 7:27am
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Well, it was the music that fed my soul, and made me sweat.

Maybe you don't think a tribute band is worthy enough? Well then I would propose another - Umphrey's McGee!

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Poster: splue Date: May 14, 2011 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go

xcellent choice

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: May 14, 2011 1:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go

it took me years to come to terms that there isnt one and even though i didnt get to see the band in their glorious prime ( the 70`s i think its more than a opinion i dont care what anyone says otherwise ) i was lucky that i got to see them in some damn good years 89-91. there are some bands out there that put on a damn good show but none of them can conjure up the magic and spirituality of the dead. It has to be a product of the times and the acid tests that allowed this group of guys to permanantly be able to tap into that magic. I guess i`d have to go with Montes bluegrass link as being the closest. I pretty much dont look to any of todays jam bands as something i listen to on any kind of regular basis. i generally go to bands with great songs like wilco as bands id put in the great category. there are some good jam bands but none i consider great

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Poster: elkdog Date: May 14, 2011 7:52am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go

There is no one scene that has all the components of the GD scene, but Phish, Widespread Panic, and bluegrass festivals (or some of the non-Bonaroo scale festivals) come to mind as places with sympathetic vibes.

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Poster: splue Date: May 14, 2011 10:25am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go

Jimmy Buffett

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: May 15, 2011 9:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go

strong psychedelic/space rock scene going on in sweden
and other bands from the nordic countries.bands like
the first band from outer space,Øresund space collective,
Sula Bassana ,electric moon and a host of others.as jerry
said it's all about the next note and the bands mentioned
above are doing just that.some great bands around you just
got to poke around.check out first band from outer space.
http://www.youtube.com/user/orangesunshine6969?feature=mhee#g/c/7505FCF231CC17A4

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Poster: Arbuthnot Date: May 16, 2011 6:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go

all great stuff, and you'll be cheered to know that Sungrazer is now on the Archive!! oh why oh why are all the best psych bands from Europe??

http://www.archive.org/details/Sungrazer

Sungrazer website: http://sungrazer.nl/

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: May 15, 2011 12:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go

DSO is cool but they are WAY WAY WAY too safe. No real musical risks, you know they will pull it off the same today as tomorrow. They give away the possibility of extreme excellence (and failure) in the name of consistency. I don't see the excitement of the possibilities, only the music. I've never been scared at a DSO show...while the Grateful Dead freaked me out many a time...and that freak out is what kept me coming back.

I like the DSO original sets a lot more than the mimic shows...at least some possibilities.

Local bar bands are your best bet.

I can't deal with the "funk" based jam bands, all the same beat after the third song. One of the glories of the GD was the diversity of singers/songwriters/styles. You just don't find that anywhere. 3 brilliant songwriters in one band.

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Poster: wisconsindead Date: May 15, 2011 1:28pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go

I agree, somewhat...

DSO is awesome and its where I go (22 year old head). I also love phish of course. BUt concerts arent really my bag, the music is of the most importance and technology allows me to listen anywhere! I just saw some local hippy band last night with some friends. They had a cool jam with a local street sax player, but other than that its the same fast bass lines and drum rhythms. Its a very set-up style of jamming that doesnt nearly possess the capabilities of which you speak. The dead took their music so many places. Just amazing. So where do the heads go? ARCHIVE!!! hah

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Poster: MindBendah Date: May 16, 2011 1:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go

I would agree also coming from the stand point of a young head (22). DSO, phish, umphrey's mcgee, the new deal, etc, etc, etc, festivals galore are all incredible for the music/experience. But where I go to heal/feed my soul is for a swim in the endless sea of the Dead any where and every where. I love the exploration process of finding that transcendental piece of music and listening to it over and over. Attempting to grasp the seemingly endless expanse of the music bit by bit. I cant get enough!!!

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Poster: shakeitupnow Date: May 14, 2011 7:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go

They are all going to see DSO.
I was at the DSO show in Boston Thursday night -- it was packed!
It was a very young crowd with the most even girl/guy ratio I have seen in ages.
And the music! Definitely got my fix. Highlight for me: Lazy Lightning > Supplication. Damn it was GOOD.

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Poster: bear06460 Date: May 16, 2011 9:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go

that boston DSO show was hottttt. i saw them twice the week before too at toads place in new haven, and lupos in providence and all the shows were equally good. those guys can play some serious shit. i cant even imagine seeing the dead play these songs back in their prime if im blown away by a tribute band. theres a local connecticut band called "shakedown" thats really good and another great one in rhode island called "violin river". they played with each other last saturday an it was a really good show. two sorta different styles that mesh well together.

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Poster: dirtybuck Date: May 14, 2011 10:34am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go

Nowhere

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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: May 15, 2011 12:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go outdoors?

And, “where” do Today’s Calif Heads go for their fix - from The Great Outdoors? How, when, where, or “do they” enjoy our Mother Nature anymore these days?

In a related story: 70 Calif. parks targeted to be closed because of budget cuts.

To help cut California's multibillion-dollar deficit, Gov. Jerry Brown plans to close 70 state parks, beaches and historical sites and reduce services at those that stay open. Never before in the Golden State's history have parks been closed because of budget problems. Parks across California, including the governor's mansion and at least 14 sites within an hour of San Francisco, will close starting in September, state parks officials announced Friday.

Redwood forests, beaches, coastal woodlands and some of the state's most important cultural and historic sites will be closed. As many as 220 jobs will be eliminated as a result of the state budget cuts recently signed by Gov. Jerry Brown. Among the popular Bay Area sites that will be closed to the public are China Camp and Samuel P. Taylor state parks, Candlestick Point State Recreation Area and Jack London State Historic Park.

"This is a pretty devastating list," said Elizabeth Goldstein, executive director of the California State Parks Foundation. "It represents 25 percent of the park system and, for the Bay Area, it's a big hit."

The state park system was already in terrible shape before the March budget cuts. About $75 million has been cut out of the parks budget over the past decade. Deficits forced partial closure of 60 parks and deep service reductions in 90 others over the past two years.

Of the 278 parks in the state, 150 have already been affected by budget cuts, including reductions in the number of rangers, lifeguards and janitors. Restrooms, campgrounds, picnic areas and parking lots have been shuttered.

Park staffing is currently at 1979 levels, but the park system has 500,000 more acres and 10 million more visitors a year than it had back then, park officials said. The latest cut would mean the park general fund has been reduced 44 percent since 2006.

Peter Fimrite,Wyatt Buchanan - San Francisco Chronicle Staff Writers
Saturday, May 14, 2011


To my casual observation, Calif Voters have chosen their futures, and they are embracing it. They’ve made the decision to be building and operating more “bigger and better” Prisons in California. The Game is Over in California! Building more prisons in Calif, and at the same time - cutting back on Education and closing down State Parks - doesn’t leave very much room for yesterday’s and today’s “Heads” to be letting down their hair and getting their fix from Mother Nature. I am ashamed of myself for bringing Heads this horrible news. Doesn’t anybody give a shit? Geeezzz!!! WTF!

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How many Calif State Park Gigs did the Grateful Dead play at? Weren’t some of these Park Venues from GD’s famous Free Benefit show gigs? Isn’t it true - for some of GD’s outdoors free benefit shows - decisions to play some of them were made at the last moment? Where would they play them today?

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"We regret closing any park, but with the proposed budget reductions over the next two years, we can no longer afford to operate all parks within the system," said Ruth Coleman, director of California State Parks.

Disclosures & Disclaimers - Monte is a Trail Grub!

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Poster: ColdRain108 Date: May 15, 2011 1:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go outdoors?

When I want to go liquid I go to the deepest parts of the Olympic National Park...there the magic is still alive!

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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: May 14, 2011 5:14pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Where do Today's Heads Go? Hopefully not chasing ghosts!

Hopefully, they're not chasing ghosts by following cover bands, or attending super-huge festivals tailored to suck their checkbooks dry for the privilege of viewing their favorite performers through binoculars at the other end of the valley.

Do some thing new! Give me these small, home grown gatherings any day:

http://www.floydfest.com/
(Gets better every year)

http://www.thefesty.com/
(Last year's debut Festy: Railroad Earth, Josh Ritter, Infamous Stringdusters, and a bunch of others; this year who knows?).



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Poster: user unknown Date: May 14, 2011 11:32am
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http://www.archive.org/details/RailroadEarth

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Poster: waynecs Date: May 14, 2011 10:09am
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http://www.archive.org/details/UmphreysMcGee